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Feb 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
. they live in a semi-arid or desert region. it's a very tough environment in whi tsurvive. and they are hunter-gatherers. they are peoe who live o t land. people survive really on the margins in that environment. it's very easy to go across the line and to get into real trouble through sickness. so the alleviation of sickness and suffering is a regular need that has to be addressed. the healing ceremonies that the kung perform are one way of addressing those needs of restoring balance and harmony and health. the sound of the music itself is a healing sound. the music comes to people on a subconscious level. it gets right to the core. and it has a way of transforming you. one of the most interesting things about the healing ceremonies of the kung is that there aren't any words. there's no text at all. yet that music is very powerful, very moving, very, very emotional music. and how does that work? you know, you hear people singing, and they're yodeling. you hear this wonderful melody, little fragments sung by one person put together with little fragments sung by another per
Feb 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
environment was being degraded in ways that affected the quality of the lives of the people. they wanted something done about it. that's why the response to earth day, i think, was so great. an estimated 20 million people participated in that event. it may have been the largest planned event in world history. as a consequence, it got enormous attention. political figures who had thought of environmental and conservation issues as the elite concerns of a few animal lovers suddenly recognized this was an important constituency. the protesters who gathered that day called into question a key ingredient of the american dream, growth that leads to prosperity. were they leftovers from the sixties, or had they discovered a flaw in the way we measure economic success? following world war ii, u.s. economic growth was the envy of the world. americans worked and consumed at record levels. from 1950 to 1970, americans built and bought some 60 million new homes. americans built and bought 141 million new cars, which they drove on new roads. american farmers increased production by 45%. from 1950 to 1
Feb 4, 2013 8:00am PST
in their environment. it''s going down to the gross motor area and playing and just seeing the joy that they have on their faces and them talking to you and talking to them. it's going to the art room, even though they're infants, and just showing them around, and, um, just showing-- it's just not verbal. it's showing them their environment. i think babies need a lot of comfort and calmness. babies are going to sense your stress or your hurrying through an activity, and i think if you are very calm with them, then they will be more calm. they will sense your feelings. watch amy. watch amy. joanne: routine caregiving tasks such as feeding, diaper-changing, and potty-training provide not-to-be-missed opportunities for affectionate, one-to-one contact with each little one. but this stimulation should not be overdone. too much stimulation, such as bright lights, too many children in a group, or constant noise overwhelms infants. they need an atmosphere of peace and tranquility in order to truly thrive. [quiet music playing] look. look. what's on the wall? what's on the wall, sean? butterflies? see bu
Feb 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
you've encountered. damage to the brain... the interplay of personality and environment... difficult life situations... all can contribute to mental distress. so can family history. andrew leuchter: if an individual has a first-degree relative, that is a father, mother, brother, sister, who suffers from bipolar disorder, manic depressive illness, or from depression, they are at significantly increased risk for having a mood disorder themselves. a mood disorder is an emotional state, that to some degree, interferes with social, familial, occupational functioning. the most common mood disorder throughout the world is depression. andrew leuchter: depression can strike anybody at any time. the is no way of predicting who's going to get depressed. anybody from the highest functioning corporate executive, to somebody who is laboring day-toay, anybody can suffer from a depressive episode. i had a good life. i had good parents, i had a good upbringing, i had a good education. it was all good, pretty much. andrew leuchter: one way of thinking of depression is that we all have a normal mood re
Feb 11, 2013 8:00am PST
in their own environment. i feel that when we come back from a home visit, which is usually done in the beginning of the year for the first time, i'm able to understand the parent and the child better. hendrick: many of us, especially those who work with infants, are the child's and the parents' first real contact with the outside world. this presents us with a unique opportunity for becoming closely involved and attached to our infants and family members. hi. hi. but how do we form a bond with our children without becoming overly attached? where do we begin? we can start by making sure the lines of communication between ourselves and the family members are wide open. he has not eaten this morning. he was a good little boy, even though his sister woke him up. sissy wake you up? yes, she did. did sissy wake you up this morning? he's probably hungry. are you hungry? hendrick: one way is by looking for opportunities to find out what's happening at home. families are under a great deal of stress these days for any number of reasons. they might regret having to leave their child with
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